Judges: Magdalena Ball, Kit Kelen, Brian Purcell
Flying Islands Poetry Community is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Poetry Manuscript Prize. It was an extraordinarily difficult task to choose the winners, as so many of the more than fifty entries were of a very high standard. We would like to thank all of the poets who submitted their work – it makes us feel confident about the future of Australian poetry!
The Gold Medal was shared by Sophia Wilson and D. G. Lloyd, and both winning manuscripts will be launched in early 2023 – stay tuned for more details. We hope to publish Alan Fyfe’s, Sophie Finlay’s and Carl Walsh’s books in 2023-24.
Sophia Wilson’s En Cas D’Urgence (Sea Skins)
D.G. Lloyd’s Alive in Dubbo
Alan Fyfe’s G-D, Sleep and Chaos
Sophie Finlay’s the terrarium
Carl Walsh’s Supermarket of Words
Congratulations to the winning entries, and all who took part in the competition!